Arena has announced that their new vocalist is Paul Manzi. Clive stated:
"Meet Arena's new singer, Paul Manzi. Known for his work with 'Raw Glory' and, of course, 'The Oliver Wakeman Band'... and now he has taken up the challenge of being the Arena frontman! Good luck Paul!"
In the meanwhile it's clear that John Jowitt will join
the band again on bass! And so it is clear that Ian Salmon left the band.
See below for more album info.
Tourdates are announced (November 2011)! Have a look here.
We are sad to announce that singer Rob Sowden has decided to part ways with the band. The explanation given so many times at moments like this is ‘musical differences’, usually as a veil for somewhat darker reasons; but actually, in this case, it is precisely the reason.
Started as a Marillion-clone with the man who played in 1.000 bands; Clive Nolan. Their debut is called; Songs from the Lion Cages ('93). With;
Arena will be giving an acoustic fanclub concert to promote the new concept album Contagion at the Boerderij in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands on November 7th '02. As a special treat, the new album, out January 27th, will be played in its entirety after the acoustic show.Contagion ('03):
Live and Life is their latest live album.
And their new album was already to download on internet, before it was in the stores... shame, shame (December '04).
PEPPER's GHOST - 2005.
Again excellent Neo-prog, with a lot of keyboardlayers and great guitar solo's.
And a nice booklet too.
They performed at RosFest 2005!
DVD entitled Smoke & Mirrors came out in April '06 and is recorded live in Poland.
The Seventh Degree Of Seperation ('11).
Ian Salmon is also known from Janison Edge and Shadowland.
John Beck (ex-It Bites), drummer Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree), singer and guitarist John Mitchell (Arena), and bassist Pete Trewavas (Marillion) have sett up a new band KINO. On December 8th the quartet makes its first ever live appearance for WDR‘s “Rockpalast“ in Cologne. The debut album will be out in February 2005. Please find a MP3 sample of their music on our homepage.
John plays on the new album Icon of John Wetton and Geoff Downes (2005)
Frost* ('06 - '10).
John is playing in Blind Ego ('07) a project from the
great guitarist of
It Bites ('07-'10)
Touchstone is his latest session work ('07).
John will join BPII on their new album, that will apear early 2010.
Steve Thorne ('09).
Christina Booth (Magenta) ('10).
The Defence of the Realm featuring Gem Godley (Frost*),
John Mitchell and Pete
Trewaras (live at Summers End 2010).
Touchstone (City Sleeps '11).
producing Edisons children (Pete Trewavas)(2012).
Rob Reed (Kompendium '12 (Rob is from Magenta)).
Together with Mark and Andy Edwards they'll playing on Clive Nolan's new album later i n the year.
Experiments In Mass Appeal ('08).
The new album of Frost. Again a bit harder and more experimental.
Frost* had plans to come to Europe in April 2009 with Magenta! But these plans failed but they did some dates with Dream Theater in the USA.
Dec Burke is added as lead guitarist and the band joins Dream Theater for a few dates in the States.
Dec Burk goes solo with "Destroy all Monsters". Dec was member of Darwins Radio, Mark Westwood (also in IQ) was there member too.
His solo album is more pop then Prog.
More news of FROST*:
For the upcoming live dates:
On the eve of the release of their double live CD featuring Nick D’Virgilio ( Spock’s Beard) behind the drum kit, Frost*, the British neo progressive rock band led by Jem Godfrey, have announced Craig Blundell (David Cross, Congo Natty, King King, Dr oKtopUs) will be joining them as permanent occupant of the Frost* drum stool.
Jem Godfrey posts - we're working on contribution to the ELP tribute CD...
I’m currently working on “Fanfare For The Common Man” as part of the ELP tribute CD that’ll be for sale shortly courtesy of “Classic Rock Presents… Prog” magazine. It sounds like everyone’s at it. Magenta have done a track as has Johnny Mitchell and many others by the sounds of it. A few people rolled their eyes at the thought of us doing “Fanfare” saying that it was a bit of a dull choice. On one hand I sort of agree, but then this is Frost*. It was never on the cards that I’d just ape the ELP version. So to that end, I’ve taken the liberty of chartering a boat and have set sail to the land of “Whaaaaaa!” with it. It’s should clock in at about 8 minutes and will hopefully take you on a taxi ride round the neighbourhood of the unhinged...
The new Frost* album is called The Philadelphia Experiment ('10).
Jem did session for Big Big Train ('10).
Paul Wrightson is playing in Blind Ego too.
Rob Sowden has finished recording his solo album. A release date is expected to be announced soon.
Clive, John and Mitchell will support ProgAID ('05).
Please have a look at his own page.